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GAS
Oktember (reissue)
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Kompakt
Reissue of the 2nd EP by Wolfgang Voigt's GAS Project originally released on Mille Plateaux in 1999. This EP is re-sequenced with the title track switched to the b-side with the track "TAL 90" from the Pop Ambient 2002 compilation on side A. That track is a beautiful ambient piece with sampled strings that has a sort of mournful quality to it. "Oktember" is classic(al) GAS with a shuffling minimal techno pulse & some chopped-up samples. RECOMMENDED of course!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $23.99
SANI ABDOULAYE, MAMMAN
Unreleased Tapes 1981-1984
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Sahel Sounds
Limited edition release of early, previously unreleased organ experiments from the Sahara by Mamman Sani Abdoulaye. Mysterious & distant sounding recordings with simple drum machine programming. We love the "La Musique Electronique du Niger" album so more of this is much appreciated. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $17.99
DISSECTION
Somberlain (imp, 2lp Special Edition) (purple Vinyl Reissue W/ Etching)
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Black Lodge
AVAILABLE AGAIN! This 1993 album from Sweden's DISSECTION is a black/extreme metal classic. This record has it all really. Excellent musicianship, heavy & memorable riffs & Jon Nodtveidt's singing which is totally strained & raw & somehow very unique.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $35.99
ADULT.
Perception Is/ As/ Of Deception (ltd. Black & Yellow "galaxy" Vinyl)
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Dais
Reckless faves ADULT. return with a new one in our pandemic times. Supposedly the band painted their rehearsal space entirely black so deprive their senses while working. Now that's a creative process we can get behind! As heavy as you hoped with nods at 80's goth & early 90s industrial while leading the way of the current crop of post-industrial similar to Dais label mates HIDE from Chicago. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $20.99
SUMNEY, MOSES
Grae (2lp, Black & White Vinyl)
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Jagjaguwar
Despite the fact that most of us can't congregate, the release of Moses Sumney's second record feels like an event we can all participate in & celebrate. With a ridiculous guest list of contributors including ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER aka Daniel Lopatin as the main producer, THUNDERCAT, writers Taiye Selasi & Michael Chabon & more, Sumney has delivered a dense & heady collection of modern R&B, folk, jazz & rock tinged songs with a similar ambition to albums by Prince, D'Angelo, Bowie & Bjork. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $24.99
FIRE- TOOLZ
Rainbow Bridge ("breakfast Blue" Vinyl) (ltd. 150 Copies)
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Hausu Mountain
Reckless favorite FIRE-TOOLZ continues to develop her idiosyncratic sound on "Rainbow Bridge", fusing jazzy vaporwave with metalcore into carefully designed sound collages. It's a method that works in spite of its lack of obvious accessibility - make no mistake, this is intensely challenging music, but there's a beauty to the almost mathematical approach Angel Marcloid uses to balance and counter the sounds here: video-game synths, black metal shrieks, metalcore blast beats and crushing industrial soundscapes. "Rainbow Bridge" pushes against the boundaries of what's possible in extreme music, and in turn encapsulates that feverish blend of experiences and influences unique to music makers in the age of the internet. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $20.99
PIPER
Summer Breeze (remaster W/ Poster)
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Ship to Shore
Ship to Shore continues its obsession with the Japanese City Pop genre, this time with the first ever reissue of the album "Summer Breeze" by PIPER. If you're not familiar, City Pop was popular in Japan in the late 70s & early 80s & it's a blend of disco, soft rock/pop & R&B. It's almost like Muzak versions of yacht rock songs but like a lot of things, time has been kind to these unique sounds.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $29.99
FAKE NAMES
Fake Names
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Epitaph
FAKE NAMES is a punk rock super group featuring Brian Baker of MINOR THREAT/DAG NASTY, Johnny Temple from GIRLS AGAINST BOYS, Michael Hampton of EMBRACE/ONE LAST WISH & REFUSED singer Dennis Lyxzen. Melodic punk that probably sounds most like DAG NASTY of the fore mentioned bands & there is certainly nothing wrong with that.
Available at: Belmont
New LP $18.99
CAR SEAT HEADREST
Making A Door Less Open (pink Vinyl Ltd. Ed.)
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Matador
Will Toledo returns with a new CAR SEAT HEADREST record for 2020. Using a different approach this time around by focusing on individual songs instead of an album as a concept, this one is percussion heavy with some interesting production techniques. CSH fans will obviously dig as well as PAVEMENT/Malkmus, STROKES fans.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $23.99
RAZEN
Robot Brujo (imp, 2lp)
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Hands in the Dark
Haunting double LP by this Belgian group. This has that "soundtrack to a horror film that doesn't but should exist" vibe to it with creepy reed instruments close-mic'd so you can hear the breaths & keys being depressed, mellotron & more. The intimate nature of the recordings makes it all the more unsettling. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $23.99
CHICANO BATMAN
Invisible People
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ATO
The Los Angeles based alt-funk band CHICANO BATMAN return with "Invisible People." This is a great sounding record with hints of Sly Stone, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, PARLIAMENT & even some similar production to DAFT PUNK.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $18.99
SENNI, LORENZO
Scacco Matto
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Warp
Constructed in a "pointillistic" style using sharp, gated sounds to create a sense of rhythm and percussion without drums or drum machines, LORENZO SENNI's 2020 record is a novel take on rave music, in the spirit of the forward-thinking IDM artists also found on Warp.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $19.99
KIRBY, JOHN CARROLL
My Garden
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Stones Throw
Having worked with FRANK OCEAN, SOLANGE, HARRY STYLES and KALI UCHIS, LA-based JOHN CARROLL KIRBY has built up quite an impressive resume of collaboration. Now, he gives us music in his own voice, a sensuous mix of electro-pop, lite soul and future funk. RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $17.99
WEST, KANYE
Jesus Is King (blue Vinyl In Pvc Sleeve)
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Def Jam
Finally a legit version of Kanye's late 2019 album "Jesus is King" is available on vinyl. At this point, his time in the political spotlight & the gospel inspired Sunday Services are old news but an official vinyl version of a Kanye album is still something to get excited about.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $22.99
SWEVEN
Eternal Resonance (imp 2lp, 180grm) (dark Blue Vinyl)
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Van
The 2014 album "Sweven" by the Swedish progressive death metal band MORBUS CHRON is one of our favorite metal records of the past decade & we were gutted when we heard that they split up. Thankfully MORBUS CHRON founding member Robert Andersson has formed a new band that picks up where MORBUS CHRON left off. This is slightly more melodic & less in the death metal zone than M.C. & a slightly more "prog" but we think fans of that band will like this a lot. Those of you that appreciate that vibe of Swedes like TRIBULATION & KATATONIA & even ALCEST will dig this. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $27.99
CIRITH UNGOL
Forever Black (color Vinyl)
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Metal Blade
We are pleased to report that the first album since 1991 by underground metal legends CIRITH UNGOL is pretty damn good. Singer Tim Baker's vocals were always bonkers & a highlight of the band's sound & he sounds great here. Fans of the band, classic NWOBHM like JUDAS PRIEST & ANGEL WITCH, PENTAGRAM & ST. VITUS will want to check this out.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $25.99
WILLIAMS, LUCINDA
Good Souls Better Angels (2lp) (ltd. "natural" Clear Vinyl)
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Highway 20
The legendary Lucinda Williams returns with a new album for 2020. Working with a similar team as the classic "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road", Williams proves once again that she's one of the finest songwriters around. This limited edition vinyl version comes with a download with 5 bonus tracks.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $29.99
DJ HANK
Traffic Control E.p. (limited To 350)
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Sophomore Lounge
This is the debut release from the Chicago via North Carolina producer/bike messenger DJ HANK. DJ HANK got his start in the punk scene & he eventually started going to footwork events in Chicago & started hanging out with the Teklife crew. DJ HANK's music will appeal to fans of DH RASHAD, DJ SPINN etc... with complex drum programming, repetitive samples & heavy bass. Footwork fans will love this. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $15.99
CASSOWARY
Cassowary
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Fat Possum
Debut album from CASSOWARY, the project of the L.A. based multi-instrumentalist & Earl Sweatshirt collaborator Miles Shannon. Smooth, warm & sunny R&B with hints of hip hop & jazz. Fans of BLOOD ORANGE, TORO Y MOI, D'angelo etc... will dig.
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $17.99
CONTAINER
Scramblers
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Alter
Ren Schofield returns as CONTAINER with this excellent collection of blown-out, lo-fi techno/electro noise. Using a minimal set-up of a 909, a 4-track & some pedals, CONTAINER has a truly unique & bonkers sound. There's an incredible amount of depth & warmth to the sounds that could only be captured by a 4-track. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $24.99
COLTRANE, ALICE
Live At The Carnegie Hall Africa (45rpm)
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Alternative Fox
In February 1971 Alice Coltrane performed at Carnegie Hall in New York with a large group of legends including Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Jimmy Garrison, Ed Blackwell & more, not to mention Alice herself. This 45RPM record features an 8 minute + performance of the classic John Coltrane piece "Africa." It's a fierce performance led by heavy drumming.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $18.99
ORANSSI PAZUZU
Mestarin Kynsi (color Vinyl)
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Nuclear Blast
The excellent Finnish progressive/psychedelic metal band ORANSSI PAZUZU return with a new album that should provide a distraction during these troubling times. The band's previous albums are some of the most mind bending metal we've heard over the past few years & they've stripped things down to the bare essentials on this one. Don't think we're saying that this one is less weird, it's just weird in a different way. The beats are repetitive almost with hints of kraut rock & cyclical patterns, almost like Steve Reich's "Music for 18 Musicians" with a metal band accompaniment at times. Any fan of forward thinking metal should listen to this amazing band. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $32.99
LYNN, JACKIE
Jacqueline
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Drag City
The talented Chicago musician Haley Fohr returns to her cosmic country alter-ego Jackie Lynn for "Jacqueline." With BITCHIN' BAJAS as her backing band, this version of Jackie is a bit more hi-fi. If Jackie was a real 70s country star, this would be like her dipping her toes into disco. This is the most "mainstream" record that Haley Fohr has probably made that starts off with a dance floor rocker that sounds like TRANS AM & soaring indie pop (with electric guitar) that reminds us of SMOG on "Shugar Water." Nothing Haley does is really ever "straight-ahead" though & that's what we love about her. RECOMMENDED.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $20.99
LITTLE DRAGON
New Me, Same Us (ltd. Orange Vinyl)
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Ninja Tune
The futuristic Swedish pop duo LITTLE DRAGON return with their debut on Ninja Tune. R&B tinged electro pop with fantastic production that sounds really good right now. Fans of ROBYN, SOLANGE, XX etc... will love this.
Available at: Milwaukee Ave
New LP $24.99
RANIL
Ranil Y Su Conjunto Tropical
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Analog Africa
Raul Llerena Vasquez - better known as RANIL - has been one of the most idiosyncratic practitioners of cumbia to come out of the Amazonian jungles of Peru. Blending the reverbed electricity of garage and psych with the rhythms of South American dance music, RANIL was able to amass a hefty catalog of music, all while starting his own label in the Peruvian Amazon. Here, Analog Africa gives a fully licensed compilation of RANIL's best work, sourced from RANIL's collection. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Available at: Belmont and Milwaukee Ave
New LP $31.99